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2014 NEPCA Conference

Proposals are now being accepted for NEPCA's 2014 conference at Providence College, which convenes October 24-25. 2014. Click on FALL CONFERENCE tab for full information. Scroll down to "How Do I Submit a Proposal"

Rollins Prize

NEPCA is now accepting nominations from publishers for the best work in popular and/or American culture published in 2102. Click on the NEPCA Prizes tab above for details.

Important Dates

June 1: Books to be considered for the Rollins Prize must be received by this date.

June 13: Last day to submit conference paper proposals.

July 31: Last day to submit items for NEPCA News.

August 30: Lat day for pre-registrants to be listed in program.

October 10: Last day mail-in registrations can be processed in time for the conference.

October 24-25: 2014 Fall Conference.

NEPCA’s 2014Fall Conference

NEPCA will meet on the campus of Providence College in Providence, RI October 24-25, 2014.

For conference information, click on the FALL CONFERENCE tab above. This will take you to a page where you find all the materials you need. Scroll down to “How Do I Submit a Proposal?”  

REMINDER: Panelists Should Register Now for Fall NEPCA Connference

Panelists who wish to be listed in the newsletter as an official registrant for the fall NEPCA conference need to send conference registration and payments before August 30, or NEPCA will be unable to confirm your upcoming participation or verify that you are on the program.

A reminder also that you can pay either by check (NEPCA c/o Rob Weir, 15 Woods Road, Florence MA 01062) or via PayPal.

CFP: World’s Fairs and Expositions Area, Popular Culture Association/1-4 April 2015

World Fairs and Expositions Area, Popular Culture Association, invites proposals for its 2015 national conference, to be held 1-4 April 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. The Area covers all aspects of research on world’s fairs and exhibitions; commemorations and celebrations; horticultural exhibitions (in which participants present gardens and garden pavilions; and more-theme specific events, such as the Milan Triennial Exhibition of Decorative Arts and Modern Architecture or the Venice Biennale. Controversy will not be shunned!

Sub1mission Guidelines: In Word (.doc/.docx), Rich Text Format (.rtf), or PDF, completed papers or 250-word proposals for individual papers, panels, roundtables, workshops, or creative writing readings should be submitted through the PCA website. Instructions for submission can be found at and submissions made at

Direct all enquiries to the area chair: Martin J. Manning, Area Chair, World’s Fairs and Expositions,


CFP: Edited volume on television series, Scandal (Due: September 15, 2014)

Contributors are sought for Gladiators in Suits: Race, Gender, and the Politics of Representation in Scandal, a new collection to be edited by Kimberly R. Moffitt, Simone Puff, and Ronald L. Jackson II.  Contributors should submit 500-word proposals, including a one-page bibliography of working sources and a 100-word author bio by September 15, 2014 to Accepted proposals will be notified no later than October 1, 2014 and completed drafts will be due January 31, 2015.

Completed essays will be approximately 20-25 pages in length. All chapters need to be formatted utilizing APA publications standards, and with 12-pt Times New Roman font. Please feel free to contact any of the editors directly with your inquiries or concerns: Kimberly R. Moffitt, Simone Puff, or Ronald L. Jackson II

NEPCA Now Uses PayPal

NEPCA can now accept PayPal for conference registration, renewing membership, and donations. You can access this by following the links under the Payments to NEPCA tab at the top of this webpage. Please scroll down for the category that applies to you. (We apologize for the text listings–WordPress architecture requires that we do it this way.)

You can continue, if you wish, to make all payments by personal check: Rob Weir, 15 Woods Road, Florence, MA 01062

IMPORTANT NOTE: Those registering at the conference MUST pay via check or cash. NEPCA cannot accept direct credit card payments–they must go through PayPal and must be processed in advance of the conference.



NEPCA Call for Papers Closed

NEPCA is not, at this time, accepting any more proposals for the 2014 conference. Nut watch this page as NEPCA may put out a call for individual papers to fill panels.



Mark Van Ells Publishes New Book

Former NEPCA President Mark Van Ells (Queensborough Community College CUNY) has just published American and World War I: A Traveler’s  Guide. It is available through Interlink Publishing:

Deadline This Friday

Just a reminder that NEPCA must have your paper proposals in hand by 5 pm Friday if you wish to present in October.


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